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A problem when editing my site with Frontpage 2003

When I try to edit content, the sidebar mysteriously moves

     
6:14 am on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ok so my programmer dissapeared and I decided I want to finish off my website on my own. I copied and pasted all of the code into frontpage so I could edit it, when I split it up and start editing some content the sidebar on the left hand side all of a sudden dissapears from its original position and moves downward toward the bottom of the page for some reason. Can you guys help me out on how I can get the sidebar to stay where it is when I edit content. I wont even have to edit phrases in the sidebar for it to move; it basically moves when I edit anything. Why is this happening and how can I stop this. Once this gets solved I will be ok. Thanks. :)
3:45 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Right click in the cell. Choose Cell Properties. In Vertical Alighnment choose Top.
5:20 am on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I tried what you said but the sidebar on the left still falls to the bottom for some reason. Just out of line with the rest of the website.. This only happens when I try to edit something. it just dissapears for some reason. Any other suggestions?
7:10 am on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When you say you cut and pasted - did you do this from an existing FP website or just files?
4:05 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You may not be getting to the bottom-most cell. This can happen if you've got a table within a cell. Try scrolling down a bit to see if you can get your cursor in the bottom cell and repeat the above instructions.
5:06 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am not sure how he made this website.. I basically just copied and pasted the html code. Would it work better if I saved it to my computer first and then tried to edit it? I am fairly new to web designing but feel it would be great if I could just edit this one website on frontpage. If only this sidebar on the left wouldnt move every time I tried to change something. I was thinking about just changing the sidebar as well. Does anybody know a nice sidebar code i could maybe use? Something simple and with a border as well. Thanks. I would rather fix this situation but if not I will make a new one.
12:52 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, best to save it to your computer, then open with fp and edit. Then upload.
5:11 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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do you guys reccomend uploading my site with the frontpage ftp or should I use something like cute ftp.. Is there a big difference?
5:41 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you don't have the FP extensions on the target server then publishing with FP is indistinguishable from FTP. I prefer FTP as it gives me a bit more control, but the FP upload will work just as well in my experience.
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It shouldn't make any difference how you upload. FP uses ftp the same as cute ftp:).
11:15 am on Mar 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am not sure how he made this website.. I basically just copied and pasted the html code

I suspect that is your major problem.

The correct way to do it is to open up the REMOTE website and PUBLISH is back to your computer. Just make an empty website on your computer, then publish it that.

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1. The advice to "publish" the site to your hard disk is good. Start from scratch using this method

2. The sidebar could have been done using CSS or a div placing it on a certain location on the page (wild guess).

3. It does matter how you upload the site. There are several features of Frontpage that get messed up if you FTP it. General advice when using FP is to publish the site to be on the safe side.

4. If you are starting a new sidebar investigate FP "includes" or Server Side Includes to save yourself a lot of trouble updating it in future.